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Tag Archives: Brazil

2016


02.12

Zika virus: WHO declares public health emergency!

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern after the rapid increase of microencephaly cases in newborn babies, which is strongly believed to be linked to women with an infectious history of the Zika virus (ZIKV) during pregnancy. http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html ZIKV recently emerged as an epidemic in Latin America, particularly in Brazil.... Read Full Article >

2010


08.18

Brazil’s Dengue Outbreaks on the Rise

With already 1760 confirmed dengue cases this year Brazil is worrying about the dramatic increase in cases compared to last year which only had 8 cases. Rodolfo Poliseli, head of the 11th Regional Health Campo Mourao, said that there are several new contributing factors to this increase.  The mosquitoes have adapted to new situations like colder weather, and residents are.... Read Full Article >

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